Bogumił Kobiela (Jan Piszczyk), Maria Ciesielska (Basia), Helena Dąbrowska (Wychówna), Barbara Kwiatkowska (Jola)
Jan Piszczyk pleads with the prison director to let him stay within the safe walls of the institution by telling him the story of his life. Piszczyk has been forever struggling with two conflicting features: ambition and conformity. Each of his incarnations brought him bad luck: every serendipity and chance in life backfired. Whenever he was successful, he usually ended up being his own undoing but blamed others for his failings. Only in prison did he start to feel free from responsibility and stopped dreading his identity.
Born in 1921 in Cracow. Film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. One of the most eminent representatives of the Polish Film School. Studied at the Łódź Film School Direction of Photography and Television Production Department but graduated from the Film and Television Direction Department. From 1950 to 1955, worked at the Documentary and Feature Film Studios, initially as a camera operator for the Polish Film Chronicle, then as a director of documentaries. From 1957 to 1961, a lecturer at the Lodz Film School. His films received awards at festivals in Venice, Karlovy Vary, Edinburgh and Cannes. Died in a car accident in 1961. Since 1965, the Łódź PWSFTviT has been awarding an award in his name for the best debutant of the year.
1963 Passenger (Pasażerka)
1960 Bad Luck (Zezowate szczęście)
1956 Man on the Tracks (Człowiek na torze)
1955 Men of Blue Cross (Błękitny krzyż)
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
Monday, 11/22/21 7:30 pm.
1960, 107 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
JERZY STEFAN STAWIŃSKI
KAMERA FILM TEAM